Scientific Name: Naregamia alata English Name: Goanese ipecac, goanese ipecacuanh Malayalam Name: Nilanarakam(നിലനാരകം) Location of the plant: Eravimangalam Conservation status: Endangered General features: Woody undershrub with shiny leaves. Leaves are alternate which are divided into three leaflets with winged petioles. The flower is bisexual with 5 white petals. It has a long capitate stigma and the staminal tube is inflated at the top with 10 yellow teeth at the margin and the tube is white in color. Significance: All parts of Naregamia alata are used in ayurvedic medicines. It is used in many folk treatments. Juice of this plant is used for liver ailments, diabetes, and psoriasis. It is also used in anemia, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, etc. The root bark contains the alkaloid naregamin.